Troye Sivan Opens Up About Embodying Gay Culture in the Mainstream

Troye Sivan Opens Up About Embodying Gay Culture in the Mainstream

Troye Sivan looks so handsome on the cover of Billboard‘s first-ever Pride issue, which is out now.

Here’s what the 23-year-old “My My My” pop prince had to say…

On being an embodiment of gay culture emerging into the mainstream: “I do feel a little bit like a guinea pig sometimes. That the world or the press or whatever is sort of using me and a bunch of other young people right now as education points, [like] we’re teaching the world about all of these different things.”

On how his upcoming album compares to his 2015 debut: “Before, I had to write so much more just to find these moments where I felt like I got what I wanted. Whereas this time, everything fell into place a lot easier. I just had much more of a vision. I wanted it to be, like, a love letter.”

On his upcoming song about having a relationship with an older man at the age of 17: “I’m worried because I don’t want to ever come across that I’m condoning that or anything like it. But I felt, greater than all of those worries, a responsibility to tell that true story — of the curious gay kid who puts himself in some kind of shady situation to find a connection, like all of us crave.”

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Credit: Ramona Rosales; Photos: Billboard
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